|In fact, the art of O’Rourke and Connors lies in letting one feel the immobility within movement, and in instilling movement right at the heart of immobility. It’s almost superfluous to say that this music belongs to the realm of dreams, it’s music for the mind, abstract and yet wholly present to itself and therefore totally concrete too. The two guitarists set off in search of sound. Their quest is wildly raging now and then, but only for a brief moment, most of the time it’s contemplative. Just as the meditative mode can suffice unto itself, so O’Rourke and Connors let the sound come to them, thus giving it all the time and space it needs to unfurl in successive waves, all alike and yet all different. This music, figurative and non-figurative, almost oriental in its sparseness yet eternally rooted in the American landscape, invites the following thought – if John Cage had ever composed any country music, it would certainly have sounded like this... –Thierry
Recorded at TonArt, Kunstmuseum Bern on December 10, 1997. 24bit remastered.